CNC Bikes from Brazil came up with a beginner frame. It's called Ciclone and comes with a 17" or 18.5" top tube. As far as we can tell it's the second CNC Bikes product. We posted their plastic pegs here a while ago.
The frame looks simple and weighs 2110g = 4.65lbs (the 18.5" version is a tad heavier). It comes with US BB so you can fit a one-piece-crank which will save beginners some money.
The Flatstyles Jam is celebrating it's 10th birthday this year. Jussi and the rest of the Finnish gang are inviting you to Helsinki for a flatland weekend. The main event is on saturday July 20 but there will be jam session on friday and sunday as well at different spots. Check the event section for details: Flatstyles 10
Last weekend the Szeged Extrem Sports contest took place in Hungary on the roof of Szeged's biggest shopping mall. Riders came from all over Hungary came and even a rider from Romania found his way to Szeged. Adam was obviously not jetlagged after his recent trip to Trinidad and Tobago and took the first place. Congratulations!
Pro 1st Adam Kun 2nd Laszlo Tivadar 3rd Mihaly Hajnacs 4th András Domany 5th Attila Bereczki 6th Pal Varga 7th David Szabo 8th ifj. Lajos Sinko
Amateur 1st David Mezei 2nd Csaba Orosz 3rd Tamas Koncsecsko 4th Gabor Csikos 5th Sebestyen Tér 6th Attila Bordács 7th Montoc Ovidin
After two successful international BMX Flatland Contests (under the name Wittenberger Flatland Ball in 2005 and 2010) Flatland will return to Wittenberg for a third round of action! New name, new location! This year the contest is moving out of the skatehall into a building with a colorful past. The „Schweizer Garten“ (Swiss Garden) was built around 1900 as a dancing-hall. During the following century it was used for pretty much everything – from warehouse to women’s refuge. A few years ago tattoo artist Danny Zimmermann bought the building and is renovating it in order to restore it’s original purpose as an event location.
For the contest a 200 sqm wood floor will be installed on the the former dance floor to provide perfect conditions for the flatland riders. A sound and lighting system will bring back the original flair of the building. If the weather will allow if then everyone is welcome to enjoy the barbeque, chilled atmosphere and a cold drink outside.
The date is July 20 and therefore 1 week after the BMX Worlds in Cologne. All international guests who would like to stay a bit longer in Germany after the Worlds are more than welcome. The contest will have an amateur and a pro class.
You've probably seen one of Blake's edits with his unforgettable Tron bike, but have you ever wondered what he's like off the bike? Tune in for his interview and riding edit filmed on the roof of the OG in Austin.
Far East Cycles (FEC) is a Chinese bike company. They designed a flatland frame together with Jean William Prevost aka Dub who shared the photos with us so we guess it can be called his signature frame. In the specs we found some 'interesting' things like the CN BB which must the Chinese version of a Euro or Spanish BB. We assume it's compatible with one the two. Furthermore the frame has an integrated seat clamp and some little details like a CNC machined FEC logo. Below are the specs:
Top Tube: 19" Chain Stay: 12.65" and 13" Head Angle: 74° Seat Angle: 69° Weight: 1950g
You'll find some more details and photos in the parts section: FEC - Dub Frame.
We just saw the Hella Sweet Jam poster on One Love BMX. They wrote it's going to take place this sunday (June 16) and there will be a flatland best trick contest. Should be worth a visit if you're in the area!